Sunday, October 31, 2010

Orange and Black - Harvest and Darkness


Once again it is October 31st.....Halloween.  I did a bit of research and come to find that some other very notable events took place on this date through history.

  834 - first All Hallows Eve observed in Rome, Italy, to honor the saints
1517 - Luther posted 95 theses on Wittenberg church - Protestant Reformation
1846 - Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, began constructing a winter camp
1868 - Standard uniform approved for postal carriers
1926 - Harry Houdini, U.S. magician, died in Detroit
1941 - Mount Rushmore was completed
1963 - Ed Sullivan witnessed Beatles and their fans at London Airport.
1968 - President Johnson ordered a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
1988 - First Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
2006 - Bob Barker, from the Price is Right, retired after 35 years as host.

All of these events represent the magnitude of mankind's powerful passions.  Every special day we honor throughout the year, whether within our families or as a nation or as a world, are critical reminders that we are linked one to the other, and it is that chain of commonality that provides the force to push humanity forward to attain its greatness.  It's so easy some days to stray off onto the sidelines and feel 'down and out,' but whether we realize it or not, the Great Design needs all its components and we just can't let that happen.

Life is an endess stream of amazements.  My biggest amazement is the fact that I was born.  That I live where I live, love the people I love, and simply take part in the drama of it all. Even my unexpected tragedies have been made bearable with the love and support and thoughtfulness of the friends I have made along my way.  There's no scale that can weigh the value of a true friend.  They say that a good friend is worth solid gold.  I say, a good friend makes all the gold in Fort Knox seem like an ounce.

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Question:  What do you call a witch that lives on the beach?
Answer:  A sand witch.